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J. P. Moreland: There are two reasons. First, the ascendancy of Christian philosophy in the last fifteen years is nothing short of miraculous. As Mark Noll notes, Christians in other academic disciplines would do well to note how philosophers have made strides to recapture their field for Christ. Bill and I wanted to make the fruits of this resurgence available to others. Second, philosophy is so crucial to developing and defending a Christian worldview that we believed it was essential to make available to the evangelical community solid Christian philosophy in a wide variety of philosophical disciplines. IVP: What do you see as the role of philosophy in shaping a Christian worldview?
Moreland: Combined with biblical exegesis and biblical theology, philosophy is the most important field--historically and conceptually--for developing a Christian worldview. As we make clear in the text, systematic theology itself, as well as attempts to integrate one's field with biblical teaching, essentially depends on philosophy being done with excellence. Our book seeks to remain faithful to central figures in the history of philosophy, especially those consistent with the faith, while at the same time drawing insights from the explosion of Christian philosophy in the last fifteen years to make a genuine synthesis available to a broad readership.
William Lane Craig and J.P. Moreland are two of the wisest Christian philosophers. They've both spent years teaching about Christian thought, theology, and the philosophical... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tom Farr
Great reference to keep for the long term. I found it especially helpful regarding the mind/ soul/ brain controversies. It covers many topics in readable introductory form.Published 3 months ago by Beth Wilson
The book is excellent,but the Kindle version suffers, as many technical books do, from an improper translation of symbols and poor reproduction of graphs. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rick Cousins
Exceptional research and clarity of issues helping me build a better basis for my faith. Both authors are highly recognized in the evangelistic Christian communityPublished 4 months ago by Don Peterson
Actually, this book is probably very good but it is extremely challenging. It's being used as a textbook for an apologetics course.Published 5 months ago by katharos
This book represents a comprehensive treatment of the topic indicated by the title. I could not give the book a five star rating as I could not say that I "loved" it. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stuart C. Nutter
It is a great book! Essential to those interested in philosophy and Christian apologetics in general. The two writers did a wonderful job.Published 11 months ago by Luis A. R. Branco